ICC ODI Rankings: Shikhar Dhawan rise to 13th spot, Shreyas Iyer to 54th place
As of the most recent ICC Men’s ODI Rankings update, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan moved up to a joint 13th slot while batter Shreyas Iyer moved up 20 spots to a joint 54th spot following the second of the three-match ODI series against the West Indies.
Shikhar Dhawan delivered a game-winning performance in the dramatic opening ODI encounter between India and West Indies, scoring 97 runs in 99 balls. He was also named the game’s man of the match for his incredible knock. India’s opening batsman contributed to their enormous 308 run total. Shreyas Iyer got 54 runs off of 57 balls for a half-century. The Indian team’s top order delivered yet another outstanding performance, enabling them to score a massive total that the West Indies team was unable to match. Mohammed Siraj, a pacer, also rose to the top 100 on the list.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s scores of 119 and 55 see him overtake Australia’s Steve Smith to reach a career high third ranking with a career best rating of 874 points. Babar currently top ranked in both ODIs and T20Is and remains the only batter in the top 10 of all three lists.
Pakistan opener Abdullah Shafique and Sri Lanka spinner Prabath Jayasuriya continue to soar in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after splendid performances in the first Test of their ICC World Test Championship series in Galle.
Abdullah, who was declared Player of the Match for his second innings knock of 160. And has amassed 720 runs in his first six Tests, advanced 23 slots to reach 16th position. With a Pakistan record of 671 rating points. The previous best by a Pakistan batter after six Tests was Saeed Ahmed’s 614 rating points. And only two batters have ever had more points after six Tests – Sunil Gavaskar (692) and Donald Bradman (687).
Left-arm spinner Jayasuriya, whose 21 wickets rank him joint-third in terms of most wickets after two Tests. He has moved up 11 places to 44th position with 481 rating points, the fourth highest by any bowler after two Tests. Narendra Hirwani (519), Alec Bedser (500) and Bob Massie (494) had higher rating points after two Tests.
Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi is another Pakistan player to gain in the latest weekly update. After moving up one place to a career best-equaling third position after grabbing four wickets in the first innings. Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah have gained a slot each to reach 13th and 32nd positions, respectively.
Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal has gained 11 slots to reach 18th position after scores of 76 and 94 not out while Kusal Mendis (up two places to 47th) and Oshada Fernando (up 11 places to 58th) too have made headway in the Test rankings.
In the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock has progressed two places to fourth. After his 92* in the 3rd match against England that washed out by rain, ending the series at 1-1. Also England fast bowler David Willey has moved up to 23rd position among bowlers.
Performances in the first two matches of the West Indies vs India series also considered in the latest weekly update.
India captain Shikhar Dhawan, who scored a match-winning 97 in 1st ODI, has moved up one place to joint-13th. While Shreyas Iyer is up 20 places to joint-54th among batters. Also fast bowler Mohammad Siraj is in the top 100.
For the West Indies, opener Shai Hope is up three places to 12th after his valiant 115 in the second match. While fast bowler Alzarri Joseph has gained two places to reach 16th position. After grabbing two wickets each in both matches.
In the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, New Zealand players Glenn Phillips (up three places to joint-27th among batters). And also fast bowler Lockie Ferguson (up five places to 35th among bowlers) have made notable progress. As have Ireland bowlers Mark Adair and Joshua Little, who are in 43rd and 44th positions, respectively.